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HARE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hare mean? 

HARE (noun)
  The noun HARE has 2 senses:

1. swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
2. flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food

  Familiarity information: HARE used as a noun is rare.


HARE (verb)
  The verb HARE has 1 sense:

1. run quickly, like a hare

  Familiarity information: HARE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HARE (noun)


Sense 1hare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("hare" is a kind of...):

leporid; leporid mammal (rabbits and hares)

Meronyms (parts of "hare"):

hare; rabbit (flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hare"):

leveret (a young hare especially one in its first year)

European hare; Lepus europaeus (large hare introduced in North America; does not turn white in winter)

jackrabbit (large hare of western North America)

Arctic hare; Lepus arcticus; polar hare (a large hare of northern North America; it is almost completely white in winter)

Lepus americanus; snowshoe hare; snowshoe rabbit; varying hare (large large-footed North American hare; white in winter)

Holonyms ("hare" is a member of...):

genus Lepus; Lepus (type genus of the Leporidae: hares)


Sense 2hare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

hare; rabbit

Hypernyms ("hare" is a kind of...):

game (the flesh of wild animals that is used for food)

Holonyms ("hare" is a part of...):

European rabbit; Old World rabbit; Oryctolagus cuniculus (common greyish-brown burrowing animal native to southern Europe and northern Africa but introduced elsewhere; widely domesticated and developed in various colors and for various needs; young are born naked and helpless)

cottontail; cottontail rabbit; wood rabbit (common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks))

hare (swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes)


HARE (verb)


Sense 1hare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run quickly, like a hare

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

He hared down the hill

Hypernyms (to "hare" is one way to...):

run (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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